John Trott, [https://www.mendipbonsai.co.uk/] Mendip Bonsai Studio followed on from a very busy time of year, a ‘Gold’ Medal at the “Chelsea Flower Show” and then the Bath and West Show and the Cornwall Show. John attended the NEC Birmingham for the Gardeners World Live show 2018 with a lovely display of all Azalea’s except the accent plants. He was voted as the………… Geoff Hamilton Award – Best in Show.
Due to Andrew Pearson from Stone Monkey having to put his feet up while he has his new pottery workshop built, he wasn’t able to produce a Commemorative Pot for Armistice Day, to be raffled during the year, with all monies going to the Royal British Legion.
The challenge was taken up by Simon Haddon of Suteki Accent Pots. He has been working flat out to get it finished and it only came out of the kiln the day before the Swindon show.
Raffle tickets will be available at various venues throughout the year, starting at Swindon, so make sure that you get in early, visit the Suteki sales stand and see Simon for a ticket. The pot will be on display [as long as he doesn’t drop it] It’s £3 a ticket and the raffle will be drawn at the Heathrow show in October.
Andrew will be trading at the show before he then starts planning his new range of ceramics to go with the new workshop.
Another fun day out for Swindon bonsai club at the nearby Wanborough Show. We had a small bonsai display which received a very positive response.
Today we attended our yearly visit to the Milton Lilbourne Fayre, a lovely event organised by the local community. We used our new marquee which gave us room for a workshop area which the public enjoyed and they asked many questions.
The above tree won the Public Vote for the Best Tree/Display.
Don’t forget next weekend the 20-21st May, Greenwood are holding their yearly Maple Weekend